IceCaps Weekly Forecast gives a first look of the week ahead for your St. John’s IceCaps. Staff writer Danielle Barnes maps out the schedule, provides a statistical comparison of each matchup, identifies players to watch, as well as goaltenders and notes for each team. Refer to this page as your guide for each game in the IceCaps schedule this week. 

by Danielle Barnes, Staff Writer, AHL Report

(Photo by Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media)

ST JOHN’S, NL. — This week, the St. John’s IceCaps return home to face the Rochester Americans for a pair on the 17th and 18th.

Calendar: March 13 – 19
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St. John’s IceCaps
  • The IceCaps two back-to-back wins against Rochester and Syracuse last week were unable to save them in the rankings, and the team moves down to fifth in the North division and 18th in the league overall. The ‘Caps have 1003 penalty minutes so far this season, which puts them at second in the league for penalty minutes just behind the Syracuse Crunch with 1068. Penalties have hindered the ‘Caps in previous games, which may have an effect on this week’s match-up as well.
Players to Watch
  • Max Friberg – Captain Max Friberg has played 57 games this season with a total of 25 points. 
  • Daniel Audette – Audette is the first rookie leader in the league for the shootout percentage with 75.
Notes Goaltenders
 

  • Lindgren 19-16 -5 | 2.67 GAA |.911 Sv% 
  • Danis 10-6-3 | 2.94 GAA | .905 Sv%

Friday and Saturday March 17th, 18th

Rochester Americans
The Rochester Americans (24-34-0-2) rank at seventh in the North division and 28th in the league overall. This is the third time the two teams will meet this month, and the Amerks have been unable to defeat the ‘Caps in their two previous games. The Amerks have come up short in most of their away games this season, which may hinder them this week as well.
Players to Watch
  • Cole Schneider – Schneider is one of the top ten leaders in the league. He has 49 points in 54 games played. 
  • Justin Vaive – Vaive has the most penalty minutes on the team, with 66 minutes in 49 games played.
Notes Goaltenders
According to the Rochester Americans on twitter, defenceman Mat Bodie played his 200th professional game on March 10th.
  • Ullmark – 22-23-2 | 2.89 GAA | .908 Sv% 
  • Muse – 2-8-0 | 3.37 GAA | .901 Sv%
Matchup
March 17th, 18th | St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS (stats as of Mar. 12, 2017) AMERICANS
 66 (5th) Points (Div. Rank) 50 (7th)
29-25-7-1 Record 24-34-0-2
12-12-4-0 (home) Home/Away Record  11-19-0-0 (away)
.532 Winning Percentage .417
 176 Goals For 161
 185 Goals Against  195
17.8% Power-play 14.6%
78.6% Penalty-kill 79.7%

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